Beer drinkers risk life for free one

Thursday afternoon, a truck loaded with imported beer overturned and crashed into a ravine in Cambronero between San Ramón and Puntarenas. Apparently word spread among passersby that there were thousands of bottles of beer off the side of the road. Several people then risked their lives to climb down into the ravine for the beer. The driver of the truck was uninjured. CR Hoy

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TV station chastised for demeaning commercial

Legislators and the Office of Propaganda Control expressed disappointment in Teletica over its promotion of the summer festival in Puriscal. The commercial showed a woman in labor. A man is also there at her side but then runs off when he hears that the bull races are starting in Puriscal. CR Hoy

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Another Uber driver attacked

According to an Uber driver named Erick, his car was surrounded by other taxi drivers Wednesday night  in the Los Caribeños area of San José. Words were exchanged and then a huge rock went flying through the Uber driver’s windshield. The taxi driver who threw the rock was arrested and made to appear before the Flagrance Court to make restitution to the Uber driver. Prensa Libre

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Pineapple company to repair damage

Compañía Agropecuaria Las Brisas has reached an agreement to revegetate an area the company damaged.  The agreement is with the communities of Las Brisas and Las Milpas de Upala (Alajuela province). The pineapple company will plant 2,300 native trees and repair a channel in a ravine where water was diverted. La Nación

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Bridge lane on Ruta 32 to close

This weekend the National Highway Council (Conavi) and engineers from the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) will close a lane of the bridge over the Toro Amarillo River located on Ruta 32. The closure is necessary so engineers can inspect the bridge as part of an ongoing road expansion project leading to Limón. Drivers are encouraged to drive with caution during the inspection. La Nación

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And yet another bridge is crumbling

The San Isidro Bridge, located on the Peñas Blancas River in San Ramón is in such dire straits that officials have ordered the bridge closed to motorists until Sunday so emergency repairs can be made. Several metal floor grills of the bridge that vehicles travel over have fallen off. The bridge is on Ruta 702. Officials are asking motorists to find an alternate route for a few days. Diario Extra

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